Doing service as a family is easy and quick as I bring you ideas for quick, inexpensive, free and fast ideas for all ages. Children, teens, young adults, the entire family. Do you wonder where to find joy? How to be truly happy? Where to turn, what to fill your 'bucket' with that is lasting? How you can bring joy to your family and loved ones? I have ideas and resources for you!
Doing Service is easy as a family!

October Kindness Of The Month – Family

True kindness and service to another is more valuable than any treasure on earth.

That is why the JOY BUCKET series offers FAMILY KINDNESS OF THE MONTH  and here is the idea for October!

We teach our family to be kind and to serve, which is one of the most important attributes we can give to them.  It’s an investment of time and energy that’s never a waste, or unappreciated, even if things do not always go perfectly.  If we keep at it, we will see amazing results in how our family reaches out to each other with kindness to each other.

OCTOBER:  This project is super easy, inexpensive or  even free.  Those who benefit from our kind SERVICE with will appreciate our time and effort. Best – this can be done by ALL AGES!!! 

Family Service and Kindness to others
How to easily serve others and show kindness

PURPOSE: Did you know that many Care Centers and Assisted Living facilities do not have the funds for holiday decorations? 

In fact, some who live there may not even have loved ones near by to visit or bring them a little something to spruce up their room.

So by a simple act of making a holiday decoration, shows a huge amount of kindness, as well as teaching our family to look beyond them self and to others.

And don’t worry about how crafty you are, or aren’t, lol.  The residents will be thrilled with any type of decoration that you come up with.  

I have younger grand-kids right now; up to eight years old,  and this is what they can be creative and involved with.

It’s so simple!

Supplies-

poster board, markers, crayons and foam shapes.  You can certainly do anything your heart desires from painting pumpkins to crafting extravagantly; all depending on your ability and the ages of course.  Everything will be appreciated!

Doing service as a family is easy and quick as I bring you ideas for quick, inexpensive, free and fast ideas for all ages. Children, teens, young adults, the entire family. Do you wonder where to find joy? How to be truly happy? Where to turn, what to fill your 'bucket' with that is lasting? How you can bring joy to your family and loved ones? I have ideas and resources for you!
Doing Service is easy as a family!

Let’s get started!

1- The kids had a great time drawing and coloring.  We first explained who the posters were for and why they were making them, then they went to work!

Doing service as a family is easy and quick as I bring you ideas for quick, inexpensive, free and fast ideas for all ages. Children, teens, young adults, the entire family. Do you wonder where to find joy? How to be truly happy? Where to turn, what to fill your 'bucket' with that is lasting? How you can bring joy to your family and loved ones? I have ideas and resources for you!
Doing Service is easy as a family!

2- We had five posters to deliver when the kiddos were finished. 

3- After they ‘created’ the posters, we played a few games including “Mummy’, which is a game where they turns as teams wrapping each other up as MUMMY’s in toilet paper.  Then to Pictionary drawing Halloween words. 

Doing service as a family is easy and quick as I bring you ideas for quick, inexpensive, free and fast ideas for all ages. Children, teens, young adults, the entire family. Do you wonder where to find joy? How to be truly happy? Where to turn, what to fill your 'bucket' with that is lasting? How you can bring joy to your family and loved ones? I have ideas and resources for you!
Doing Service is easy as a family!

4- Due to schedules and school, only one of the grand kids could help deliver the posters on behalf of our family.

Doing service as a family is easy and quick as I bring you ideas for quick, inexpensive, free and fast ideas for all ages. Children, teens, young adults, the entire family. Do you wonder where to find joy? How to be truly happy? Where to turn, what to fill your 'bucket' with that is lasting? How you can bring joy to your family and loved ones? I have ideas and resources for you!
Doing Service is easy as a family!

5- Meeting many of the residents was the highlight!  They were finishing a program when we arrived, so this little cutie had the opportunity to meet some who lived at this particular care center.

After the shyness wore off, she visited and had a good time.

Those there, expressed their gratitude and happiness at having others care so much to take the time of making decorations for them and bring some ‘holiday fun’ to their doors.  (There was only one little decorated bowl that was asking for donations in the entire place that my daughter and I could see, so this is a need everywhere, if you  are interested in this type of service, for any month of the year!)

Doing service as a family is easy and quick as I bring you ideas for quick, inexpensive, free and fast ideas for all ages. Children, teens, young adults, the entire family. Do you wonder where to find joy? How to be truly happy? Where to turn, what to fill your 'bucket' with that is lasting? How you can bring joy to your family and loved ones? I have ideas and resources for you!
Doing Service is easy as a family!

Watch for next month’s FAMILY KINDNESS OF THE MONTH along with many other great finds in the JOY BUCKET!

You might also enjoy my Family Time-Family Home Evening (FHE) series as well as many other topics!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2017

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